I haven't posted my finds in a while, since most of what I've been finding has been the usual fare: a few uncommon titles here or there, but nothing amazing -- mostly just filling in gaps in my collection. The last three weeks, however, have been absolutely on-fire for me when it comes to deals and interesting titles.
In fact, in 14 years of collecting old games, there is one particular game which I have always kept an eye out for, but never found. That ended on Sunday...
N64 Beast Wars
N64 Rakugakids (EUR)
SNES Clay Fighter CE, $9 for all
N64 Spider-Man, $1.50
Gameshark Guide, FREE
PS Jade Cocoon (complete), $3
DVD Tron 2-Disc Collector's Edition, $4
BD Fringe, The Complete First Season, $7
CD KMFDM - NAIVE (original Wax Trax version), $1
I just about jumped outta my skin when I saw Fringe. The guy selling it wanted $8 originally, but I asked if he'd take six. He said no, but met me in the middle at $7. I've been looking for this version of Naive for a few years, since it's the only one with the unedited version of Liebeslied. The insert is torn, and the disc has some light wear, but I'm still pleased as punch to find it.
NES Donkey Kong 3, Final Fantasy, Win, Lose or Draw, Deja Vu, Werewolf, Ghostbusters, Incredible Crash Test Dummies, Jordan vs. Bird, Totally Rad, Elevator Action, Days of Thunder, Mega Man, $10 for all
Most of these are kinda banged up, but they're all new to my collection, save for Mega Man and Final Fantasy. They were originally a dollar each, but I asked for a better price if I bought a bunch.
Chia Homer planter (new), $1
Rubik's Clock, $2
Pokemon Red Version strategy guide
Pokemon Special Edition guide
Final Fantasy Tactics, FREE
The folks at this sale were putting things away when I arrived -- the same sale where I got the Chia Homer from. They said I could have these. Sadly, the FFT guide is completely loose; the binding is gone. However, it seems to have all its pages, so I'll probably just sort them, square them up and put them in an envelope. At least it was free!
DC Resident Evil, Code: Veronica
DC Dino Crisis
DC Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
DC Crazy Taxi 2, all complete, $16 for all
PS Theme Park (complete), $2
PS Final Fantasy Tactics (Greatest Hits, new & sealed), $4
While FFT is sealed, it has a hole punched through the upper left corner. Still cool to find it sealed, though.
SNES Toy Story
SNES We're Back!: A Dinosaur's Story, $3 for both
N64 GameShark v3.3, $1
32X Cosmic Carnage, $1
SNES Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
SNES Final Fantasy III, $6 for both
XB Conker: Live and Reloaded (complete), $40 for both
Anyway, here it is. One of a select few games I've been seeking locally for over a decade. I've been refusing to pay the Ebay price which has sadly been steadily climbing for a while now. I caved in a couple times and tried to trade handsomely for a copy, but to no avail. Well, it seems my patience has paid off. I paid more than I wanted to, but I think it'll be a while before I find another copy, and I already have Conker, so I bought that to hopefully offset the cost a little.
FFIII and LttP are both dupes, and they're my second copy of each that I've found in the last six weeks.
I played Earthbound for about an hour and I really like it. I haven't played enough to decide if it's worth freaking out over yet (beyond finding the darn thing), but the humor in the game thus far is clever, and it feels pretty current. The art style is great! I'll definitely be playing it more today. Anyway, I'm delighted to be able to cross this title off my list of sought-after games, which is becoming pretty short now.